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February 14, 2012

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Focus on women’s health in the workplace

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published two new booklets on gender issues and working conditions.

Acknowledging that issues relating to women in the workplace have traditionally lacked visibility, the publication Gender, work and health provides an overview of the differences and inequalities in work and health between women and men. The document offers advice for governments, employers, workers and researchers on what action is required.

A second publication, Building healthy and equitable workplaces for women and men, is aimed at employers and worker representatives. The document considers how to build equitable workplaces for both genders but gives special attention to matters predominantly affecting women.

The booklet includes: ways to address the needs of women and men in areas of physical and psychosocial health; personal health resources and enterprise-community involvement; and routes to protect and promote workers’ health based on the WHO’s healthy-workplaces model.

The publications can be downloaded at

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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